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Abstract Title:

Galuteolin suppresses proliferation and inflammation in TNF-α-induced RA-FLS cells by activating HMOX1 to regulate IKKβ/NF-κB pathway.

Abstract Source:

J Orthop Surg Res. 2020 Oct 21 ;15(1):484. Epub 2020 Oct 21. PMID: 33087158

Abstract Author(s):

Yin Guan, Xiaoqian Zhao, Weiwei Liu, Yue Wang

Article Affiliation:

Yin Guan


OBJECTIVE: Galuteolin (Galu) is a substance extracted and purified from honeysuckle. The purpose of this study was to explore the effects of Galu on the TNF-α-induced RA-FLS cells (synoviocytes) and reveal its potential molecular mechanism from the perspectives of anti-apoptosis and anti-inflammation.

METHODS: After TNF-α stimulation, cell proliferation of RA-FLS was assessed by CCK-8 assay. TUNEL staining was used to detect the apoptosis. Western blot was used to detect the expressions of Iκκβ, p-p65, p65, p-IκB, IκB, Cleaved-caspase3, Caspase-3, Bcl-2, and Bax. HO-1 were determined by RT-PCR. The contents of pro-inflammatory cytokines IL-1β, IL-6, IL-8, and MMP-1 were determined by ELISA.

RESULTS: Galu significantly suppressed cell proliferation in a dose-dependent manner. Additionally, Galu obviously promotes cell apoptosis rate of RA-FLS cells and elevated the expression levels of HO-1, caspase-3, and Bax, while reducing the expression level of Bcl-2. Furthermore, Galu apparently inhibited the levels of Iκκβ, p-p65, and p-IκB. Moreover, Galu also significantly reduced the levels of pro-inflammatory factors IL-1β, IL-6, IL-8, and MMP-1 in RA-FLS cells.

CONCLUSION: Galuteolin exerts protective effects against TNF-α-induced RA-FLS cells by inhibiting apoptosis and inflammation, which can guide the clinical use of rheumatoid arthritis.

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